LCD Monitor

The LCD Monitor on the DCS620x serves various purposes, from reviewing images, browsing and tagging images to menu function control and custom settings. On this page we'll try and summarize the various functions available.

Default review mode, shows a review of the last image taken along with the folder number (top left) and if the image is tagged / has an annotation an icon will be displayed in the top right corner.

Overexposed areas of the image flash (depending on the channel overexposed)

Pressing the SELECT button will display exposure / filename / date & time and the histogram.

Overexposed areas of the image flash (depending on the channel overexposed)

First menu: Folder selection, gives an instant display of number of images in each folder, selecting an unused folder automatically creates the next folder (thus use folder 02 and the camera will automatically create folder 03).

Second menu: camera control / settings menu, enter one of these three menus (described below).

Third menu: allows control over the number of images displayed, default is one image you can choose:

Either four or nine thumbnail images, as with the review these images update as you shoot and scroll off the page. Use the 4-way jog dial to navigate through images.

Fourth menu: allows control over LCD brightness, cleverly designed it enables quick setting of brightness so that you're getting a true view of the exposure under different lighting conditions.

Manual white balance: when you select the manual white balance option you can choose to use the current image as a white balance sample, save the white balance settings or load them from the PC CARD.

Main Menu

The Main Menu controls settings which effect shooting / actual images and storage, it can be used to enable in-camera processing (production of JPEG images) and the setup of the Intervalometer (whoever thought up this name deserves a prize) - Time lapse recording.

Options Settings / Description
Card Quick Format
Full Format
Recover Card

(Undelete deleted images)
Delete Images No
All in FOLDER01
Untagged in FOLDER01
All on card
Untagged on card
Display Options [ ] Highlight
[ ] Histogram / Info
Firmware Version
Update From Card
(K620X-00502 / DCS6XX.BIN
IPTC Data None
Load from card...
(Allows embedding of International Press Telecommunication Council data as part of the image header)
Imager Clean Perform Imager clean (requires fully charged battery and AC adapter connected)
Intervalometer Frame Count


Processing OFF
Tagged in FOLDER01
All in FOLDER01
Tagged on card
All on card
Change Settings...
Processing / Change Settings... Original TIF
File Type
Noise Reduction

(Save, Delete)
(JPG Best, JPG Better, JPG Good, TIFF RGB)
(100%, 67%, 50%)
(Yes, No)
(None, High, Medium, Low)
(Product Default, Portrait Default, Product Reduced Sat, Portrait Reduced Sat)
(Yes, No)
Play puzzle... yippee..
Serial Port Baud Rate
Serial In

Serial Out
(300 - 115200)
(None / New Images / Previous Image / Remote Release / GPS / Modem)
(None / Remote Release / Shutter Pulse / Image Number / Modem)
Time / Date
Set yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss

Properties Menu

The Properties Menu controls various miscellaneous settings which only effect the "digital" side of the camera.

Options Settings / Description
Display Off Time
Enable Sharpening
No, Yes (This setting is basically informing the camera / acquire module that the anti-alias filter is installed and sharpening should be applied to counteract the slight softening effect of the filter)
Power Save Time
Puzzle Enable
Yes, No
Resolution Resolution
pixel/inch, pixels/cm
Total Actuations
Yes, No

Custom Settings Menu

In addition to the above menus it is also possible to control certain "custom" settings, these can be set through the custom settings menu or by using the CSM button in combination with the front and rear command wheels.

Custom ID
Custom Settings Description
0: Custom Settings 0-A Settings A
1-b Settings B
Switch between set A or set B of custom settings
1: Cont Servo AF 1-0 Release-Priority
1-1 Focus-Priority
Should continuous AF have release or focus priority
2: Single Servo AF 2-0 Focus Priority
2-1 Release-Priority
Should single-press AF have release or focus priority
3: Bracketing Order 3-1 -,0,+
3-0 0,-,+
Order of which bracket shots are taken (- or + EV)
4: Light Press AF 4-0 Activated
4-1 Disabled
Does a light press on the shutter release perform auto focus
5: AE Lock 5-0 Detected Value
5-1 Controlled Value
6: Dial Direction 6-0 Default
6-1 Opposite
Switch operational direction of dial
7: Light Press AE-L 7-0 Disabled
7-1 Activated
Locks exposure with light press
9: Frame Rate in CH 9-0 3.5 fps
9-1 3.0 fps
Set frame rate for continuous mode CH
10: Frame Rate in CL 10-0 2.0 fps
10-1 2.5 fps
Set frame rate for continuous mode CL
11: Alert LED in Bulb 11-0 Does not blink
11-1 Blinks
When using BULB mode should the alert LED flash
14: Center Weighted Meter C8 8 mm
C12 12 mm
C15 15 mm
C20 20 mm
A Average
Size of center-weighted meter circle (in terms of viewfinder view)
15: Meter Off Timer L4 4 seconds
L8 8 seconds
L16 16 seconds
L32 32 seconds
Power-down time for metering system (power saver)
16: Self Timer Time 16-0 10 seconds
L-(2-60) (2-60) seconds
Self timer time
17: Manual Bracket 00A Flash Output
10A Shutter
01A Aperture
11A Shutter/Aperture
Use shutter speed, aperture or a combination of both to achieve bracketing of exposures
18: Focus Screen Comp +/-2.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps Change the focus screen compensation for different viewfinders
19: Long Shutter Time 19-0 Disabled
19-1 Enabled
Enables extra-long exposure times of: 40 sec, 50 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, 2 min, 3 min, 4 min, 5 min, 6 min, 8 min, 10 min, 13 min, 15 min, 20 min, 25 min and 30 min
20: Top TTL Flash Sync 1/ (60, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250 ,300) sec Change maximum flash sync speed
21: AF/AE Lock Button AEL AE Lock
L-L AE/AF Lock
Operation of AF/AE Lock button
22: Sub Dial Aperture 22-0 Enabled
22-1 Disabled
By default the sub-dial can be used to alter the aperture, this action can be disabled by selecting 22-1
23: Focus Indicators 23-0 Displayed
23-1 Not Displayed
Display [ ] brackets in bold when focus area selected or not
24: Flash Bracketing 11E Auto/Flash
10E Flash
01E Auto
Control whether flash output or auto exposure are altered when bracketing is enabled